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a tall tale

a story or statement that is difficult to believe because it is too exciting or interesting: He told me a tall tale about having met some top models in a night club.
(Definition of a tall tale from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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